Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Week of Surprises

We were to move to the new church building this week, but as I suspected it was not ready. We were packed to go, then were told not to move until Feb 2. So on Saturday, we had to unpack enough to hold church and move the other stuff out of the meeting area.

On Wednesday, we surprised a branch sister by taking a cake to the school where she teaches English.

The cake was for her 60th birthday. We sang with her class Happy Birthday and she shared the cake with her students. We didn’t bring enough forks so she told her students to share forks – which they were happy to do. (Try that in the states!). We ended up teaching her class for the rest of the hour.

Our branch had a baptism! This young woman is the last baptized in the old building and the first to be confirmed in the new. Also on Sunday, the sister who plays the piano for church went to Bangkok to get her patriarchal blessing, so last minute Joan played piano for Sacrament meeting.

Good news (we hope). On Sunday we had two new men investigators come to church. What a great thing if we can baptism some future priesthood leaders. Also, one male permagator (permanent investigator) told me he plans to be baptized before we return home - as a gift to us. He has been coming for 2 years, but needs to marry his "wife." I told him thank you, but that he needs to receive baptism for his own salvation.

We fed our four young missionaries on Sunday night (Elders Slaughter, Mageno, Crump, and Vance.) Joan made burritos. (We found tortillas and refried beans in Bangkok.) Joan also made enchiladas with salsa, and brownies too. They acted like it was heaven. It's always good to feed appreciative elders!

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